We know many of you are seeking a new (or better) job, so to help you uncover valuable opportunities, we'll be spotlighting a job of the week. This week, we’re featuring an opportunity for an administrative assistant for the adult volunteer development department at the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital. Based in Washington, D.C., this position provides customer service to adult volunteers in the subject areas of recruitment, training and appreciation, and also supports the work of the department through organizational and administrative tasks.
Getting a foot in the door can be an important step to gaining employment with a particular company. Serving as a temp offers the opportunity to learn about an employer first-hand and make valuable connections – all while earning some money.
Needless to say, doing exceptional work should be the primary goal of any temporary hire. Impressing people with your skills and positive attitude puts you in a good position should a regular position open up.
In this fifth and final installment of our “Right Now” series of practical advice you can use immediately, we hear from career expert Lavie Margolin -- author of I Know Someone. What Now? and From Linked Out to LinkedIn – who shares some tips for becoming a standout in a tough job market.
1. Be fully informed about the job you are interviewing for. Don't just be aware of the job responsibilities but understand the organization for which you are interviewing and the industry in which it exists.
According to Vicky Oliver, author of 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions and The Millionaire's Handbook: How to Look and Act Like a Millionaire, Even If You’re Not, most hiring managers make up their mind about a candidate in less than a minute. “It's scary, but true. That snapshot impression you make really matters, and once you make it, it's likely to stick.”
With time not on your side, be ready to make each second count. Here, Oliver offers five ways to impress:
We know many of you are seeking a new (or better) job, so to help you uncover valuable opportunities, we'll be spotlighting a job of the week. This week, we’re featuring an opportunity for an executive assistant at the Please Touch Museum, a Philadelphia museum geared especially towards children seven years old and under.